Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Users: Sick Of You / In Love With Today 7" (1977) - UK

The Users were from Cambridge and formed in September 1976. Their sound was a mixture of The Stooges, New York Dolls, Rolling Stones and the Sex Pistols. Young and with attitude - plenty of it. Other songs included Russian Roulette, Heart To Heart, Bad Decision, Slow Death (Flaming Groovies) Louie Louie, Moving In A Fast Lane and Red Hot Rag.
Cambridge was also home to Lee Wood and his record shop. "..members of The Users, who had been in the shop before, asked me if I could spare the time to come and hear them rehearse. I went along and they were a five piece. I can't remember the details but somehow we decided to make a record together. " Lee Wood Punk77 Interview
The band had only done two gigs when the first single Sick Of You / In Love With Today was released mid '77 but what a cracker. By early '78 they had still only done 11 gigs, two of them still held day jobs and they still had no equipment. They had lost the original bassist Bobby Kwok and had Pete Bevington on Bass. Undetered they released a second single Kicks In Style / Dead On Arrival on their own Warped label before eventually calling it a day though not before losing Pete Bevington and getting in Alvin Gibbs on bass.
Research: http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/usersnew.htm

[songs]
1. Sick Of You
2. In Love with Today
** Label = Warped
** Pw = hangoverhard.blogspot.com
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D** Link >>>> http://tinyurl.com/ycf2j7
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank You Very Much !

I love 1977 punk music, keep posting ! :)

Cheers!
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Anonymous said...

Thank You Very Much !

I love 1977 punk music, keep posting ! :)

Cheers!
e_duardo77@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

this, along with the satan's rats 7" below are my 2 fave punki 45 ever. if you're reading download NOW!!!!